Seasoned Surgeons Assessed in a Laparoscopic Surgical Crisis

@article{Powers2009SeasonedSA,
  title={Seasoned Surgeons Assessed in a Laparoscopic Surgical Crisis},
  author={Kinga A. Powers and Scott T. Rehrig and Steven D. Schwaitzberg and Mark P. Callery and Daniel O B Jones},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={994-1003}
}
Maintenance of certification is a relatively new concept in the United States, and there is no mandatory retirement for surgeons. Our aim was to compare technical and team performance of surgeons of different ages in a simulated laparoscopic surgical crisis and validate a potential recredentialing tool for surgeons. Using a single-blinded protocol, the performance of six “Seasoned” surgeons >55 years (mean 64, range 55–83) was compared to six “control” surgeons <55 years (mean 46, range 34–53… CONTINUE READING